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to the lobby. >> reporter: it must have been terrifying. >> it was chaos. >> reporter: tatyana was born in st. petersburg with spina bifida. she was sent to live in an orphanage. >> i walked on my hands in the orphanage, no wheelchair. i just hung on to life and i had a lot of hope. >> reporter: hope arrived when her new adopted mother, working in russia for the u.s. health department, took notice of the sick little girl. >> when my mom walked through that door, i knew she was going to be my mom and life definitely changed for me. >> reporter: tatyana was brought to the united states. >> to even sit like this it was awkward. i thought i had minimal time to live. >> reporter: she played sports to help her recovery and she thrived in the athletic world. now she hopes her story will inspire others. many of the victims of the bombing blast lost limbs, the road to recovery likely to be a long andard deu arar arduous pr. what advice would you give them? >> even in a wear or wearing prosthetics, you can do it. >> reporter: less than a week after the tragedy, tatyana will race in the london marathon.
tatyana mcfadden. >> tatyana mcfadden of the united states. >> reporter: and the first thing tatyana after winning in boston as the shock of the attack set in, was to head for the marathon in london. >> people are like, "why are you going to be running ?" i'm dedicating the whole weekend to the people in boston, and i'm running for them. >> reporter: every marathoner knows that absolute security at these massive urban races can never be guaranteed, and while the london marathon has never been attacked and there's plenty of experience here with policing public events, there's also plenty of experience with carn annual in public places. instigated by islamic terrorists in the subway bombings of july 2005. and by the irish republican army on several occasions. is there a little bit of fear involved now that one marathon has been attacked? >> i don't worry. i-- you can't live your life in fear. i mean, anything could happen anywhere. >> reporter: but the closing stretch of a marathon is not just anywhere. london's is in front of buckingham palace. the wheelchair marathoners say they have a dou
the way of the dinosaur when cds and then mp3s were invented. with "speak of the week," i'm tatyana. >> in some schools, you won't see students carrying textbooks or notebooks or even pens and pencils. instead, you'll see ipads. students are using them for all sorts of subjects. teachers say that test scores have gone up, and the students like the lighter backpack. >> to mark our 10th year on tv, each week, we take a look back at one of the stories we've covered. >> he's frozen himself in a block of ice and buried himself alive. now magician david blaine has risen to his greatest stunt yet. and he might be feeling a little boxed in. on september 5th, david blaine entered this box that is now hanging by the tower bridge in london. he says he'll stay there for 44 days. sound easy? well, he's living there with no food -- just water, a blanket, and his journal. >> he's not doing anything, right? i mean, he's just sitting there. >> other than hunger, blaine is dealing with extreme heat, rain, and some people who think this stunt is foolish. >> i think this is the worst country to do it i
competition also raced in london. here is her story. >> it was her first boston marathon. tatyana mcfadden had won. she placed first in the women's wheelchair division. >> my family was there. and you know, they had tears in their eyes of joy, and we celebrated a little bit at the finish line. >> hours after she finished her race, the bombers struck. >> we went into a lockdown. firefighters were running through our hotel to make sure there was nothing in our hotel.. going into all the bathrooms. we immediately moved to the lobby. >> that must have been terrifying. >> yeah. it was just chaos. >> reporter: tatiana is no stranger to tragedy. she was born in st. petersburg, russia with a hole in her spine. she was disabled and sent to live in an orphan animal. >> i just hung on to life and i had a lot of hope. >> reporter: hope arrived when her new adoptive mother working in russia for the u.s. health department took notice of the sickly little girl. >> i knew when my mom walk through that door that she was going to be my mom and life definitely changed for me. >> tatiana was brought to the united
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